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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:41 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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Now i'm sure the are retro bikers out there who have loads of stuff that they wont use but at that same time wont throw away. So do you use them in other ways? I have an un-wanted OS Race face handle bar (cut down an inch) But cant sell but rather let it collect dust. I use when i need extra leverage on undoing hex bolts and any other bolts need un-tightening. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:06 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I use old bottom brackets to measure up what size I need for a given frame/crank combination


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:07 pm 
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it gives my girlfriend something (else) to complain about

seriously though, i too use an old set of bars for leverage/whacking stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:09 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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I use an old salsa rear QR and 2 1 1/4" aheadset stem caps to act as a great headset press


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:28 pm 
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I've got piles of off casts around here as a result of upgrades and such....so I bought this..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=015
...now I've got something to put it on :wink:

I am thinking of building this up and giving it to my dad.....re-cycling in action...or just another impulsive ebay purchase?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:32 pm 
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jango wrote:
I've got piles of off casts around here as a result of upgrades and such....so I bought this..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=015
...now I've got something to put it on :wink:

I am thinking of building this up and giving it to my dad.....re-cycling in action...or just another impulsive ebay purchase?


A cunning plan! Sneak a new bike into the house one part at a time! No one will ever know. With all those bits not cluttering the place up think of the space you'll be saving!?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:55 am 
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pete_mcc wrote:
I use an old salsa rear QR and 2 1 1/4" aheadset stem caps to act as a great headset press


does that work well pete? its the last tool I need to buy (previously always nicked my mates ;) )


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:58 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Worked a treat on my last 3 king headsets (all on different bikes, not that I had to replace a single king 3 times...). Just got to get it all lined up and then close the QR a little at a time, tighten, close, tighten etc


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:03 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Worked a treat on my last 3 king headsets (all on different bikes, not that I had to replace a single king 3 times...). Just got to get it all lined up and then close the QR a little at a time, tighten, close, tighten etc


yeh I quite like the sound of that, will give it a try :) ta for the tip :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:08 pm 
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The QR skewer tip for pressing in headsets is cool ! That should be tip of the month, no make it tip of the year !


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